Airtel chief executive officer for Africa Christian De Faria on Friday visited Malawi and reinforced commitment to working with the Malawi Government’s agenda in sustaining high economic growth rates and social development.
In his brief interaction with Malawi’s Minister of Information and Civic Eduction Brown Mpinganjira, De Faria said the company will also maintain an ongoing dialogue with legislators, regulators and others involved with policy leadership in the countries where it operates.
“The company will continue to invest in the network and continuously roll out useful services that benefit the community especially in the fast growing data and mobile commerce arena,” he said.
He also reaffirmed commitment to continue interacting with local community leaders and provide support to community programs in Malawi.
De Faria stated that Airtel continues to invest hugely in corporate social responsibility projects in Malawi.
In Malawi, Airtel adopted Salima LEA School, and according to De Faria, Airtel Africa’s largest single school project supports over 2 500 schools.
He said in the environmental area, the company has made an investment of $6.1 million in one of the Africa’s largest solar telecoms projects, which he said helps in cutting down the use of fuel.
During his visit, the Airtel Africa boss also paid a courtesy call to the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) Board chairperson Martha Kwataine apart from touring Airtel’s new head office in Lilongwe.